1. Prank your friend with a surprise funeral. WTF? This is inspired by Impractical Jokers and the recent SNL hosted by Ben Affleck. Memento mori seems so-wrong yet so-hilarious. Being reminded that YOLO can motivate your buddy to open that restaurant (have a melt-down on twitter like Amy’s Bistro) and venture some audaciously awesome risks that make life worth living. Right?
|Photo Credit: Day of the Dead DIY by Cassie Stephens|
We’re all thinking it on Memorial Day and BBQ-stuffing our faces not to address the elephant in the cemetery so why not Day of the Dead-treat it? It’s also a low-risk way for SmartyGirl and SmartyFella to express, “I love you, bro” without getting all mushy serious-style. Music suggestions? Robbie Rob’s “In Time” from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
2. Be your opposite for 45 minutes. This can mean if you are usually the king/queen of kidding, be earnest for a fraction of an hour. In other words, instead of being a showstopper or master of improv you can sit still and just be a listener. Non-judgy listener and non-advice giver, of course. Not fun? Trust me, friends and family will think it’s a treat.
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3.Choose to be receptive to advice from an unlikely source.
4.Find a way to get in free at a major event. Volunteer.
5.Host a complimentary throw-down refreshment stand at your neighborhood block party. Chilled cases of bottled water, a cooler full of Chobani or a veggie buffet can be spark the Mister Rogers in the most Grumpy Cats in your zipcode. How is this a throw-down? Have fun. Be difficult.
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Why not make it entertainment as well as a punch bowl and cookies on cocktail napkins? Duel with another tabling team of 3 and see who can serve the most sunburned parents and antsy toddlers.
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Only request? Keep everything food safe because who wants to be responsible for a Bridesmaids-level sh*t in the street?